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fire at sandy hook elementary. >> we need to accept the reality that we're not doing enough to protect our citizens. >> the shooting has revived a dormant discussion gun-control. >> lettis finally passed -- and let us finally pass common sense laz. >> -- laws. sen. joe manchin says he is rethinking his position on gun control. >> i do not know anyone who goes hunting with an assault rifle. i do not know people who need 30 round clips. >> and rights advocates say tougher laws are not the answer. >> what we do know is that prohibiting people from carrying guns guarantees a worse outcome. >> gun owners of america says congress should lift the ban on gun control. >> want to give at least adults a chance to defend themselves instead of being disarmed by the mandatory policies of government. >> president obama said he would use the power of his office to tackle gun violence. the president will be meeting with police and mental health professionals in the coming weeks to search for solutions. school shooting is having a major ripple effect for local schools. >> schools are taking another look
? leaders have reacted to the shooting earlier this month at the sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut that left 20 children and six adults dead. there are reports that the mother of gunman adam lanza may have been seeking treatment for her son, but details of his mental health history are unknown. >> the task force here has taken a look at california's law. requires licensed psychotherapist to turn over the names of patients who threatened harming someone physically. jayne miller, wbal-tv 11 news. >> anne arundel county police are increasing their patrols at a bar and glen burnie as they investigate the third homicide in that area in three years. there have been three deadly shooting since 2009, the latest happening last night. investigators say they have a possible suspect, described only as an african-american male in -- 30's with that then bield with a thin build. >> i can tell you that the victim was found in the exterior parking lot. >> anyone with information is urged to contact the anne arundel county police department. >> the regular season is over and the afc cha
of superstorm sandy. >> fema has given a thunderstorms down to individual assistance here. lowell mesler joins us with more. >> this announcement by fema and the obama administration is receiving shock by all elected officials in maryland. earlier today on capitol hill senators pleaded once again with the fema director for help. >> come down from national geographic to take pictures how clean we are. they want to hear the songs. right now we're singing the blues and we're singing them loud and clear and we're singing them here. >> the senator speaks wednesday at a sub committee on hurricane sandy on capitol hill expressing sadness and disbelief that fema denied the state's request for individual assistance for the residents on the shore affected by superstorm sandy. another senator pointed out that the state was spared from the scene that happened to the north locations still received 30 inches of snow and some counties were destroyed by flooding. >> you are suffering as any part or any community of this storm with homes that are not hasn'table. >> they have pledged to appeal the denial democr
rampage. police say he shot her four times in the head before going to sandy hook elementary and shooting 20 schoolchildren and six female educators. gun sales are on the increase. according to maryland state police, and in november there were more than 7200 gun purchase applications filed. >> we are projecting over 8200 purchase applications for december to be processed. >> more than 46,000 applications were processed and at the end of 2012, state police project at least 62,000 will be handled. troopers will not speculate on why, but some reasons are apparent. the holiday season, high-profile crimes, and lawmakers who advocate measures to change on lot. >> i think when people see school children slaughtered, they get the message that something has to change. that is our hope. >> according to fbi crime statistics, last year maryland had 398 murders. to hundred 62 were committed by people using firearms. 260 to happen by way of handguns. 3 by unknown firearms. >> i call on congress today to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put an armed police officer in every single
displaced from their homes. the organization says the work for superstorm sandy was the biggest response in five years. let's check in with another busy man, meteorologist tony pann. >> things will quiet down for the rest of the weekend. partly cloudy skies in baltimore. 37 at the airport. stay tuned. we will >> now the forecast with meteorologist tony pann. >> the winter weather advisories have been cancelled. the map is lit up in the northeast part of the country. our little snowstorm has turned into a big snowstorm in the northeast part of the country. several inches of snow around boston already. they will pick up close to a foot in connecticut, massachusetts, in the higher terrain. the storm exploded when it got past baltimore. we got clipped by it as it was developing offshore. precipitation was held off several hours for us. that kept the amounts down significantly. we did not start the snow until 10:00 in the area when we expected it to come in at 4:00. that cut back on the totals. the skies are clearing. the wind is picking up. it will be a breezy night. the breeze will stay wit
have not had much rain at all. a very dry november. twearble since sandy weapon through. a slight risk of a sprinkle on saturday and sunday and the rain chances go up with a cold front arriving next monday. >> that's it for us tonight. >> "nightly news" with brian williams is next. don't forget the monument
for their little girl. josephine was born in maryland. killed inside sandy hook elementary school. the family says she will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor and love of the baltimore ravens. mourners were asked to wear purple in her honor. josephine had been diagnosed with autism. you can donate to the address on your screen. be sure to specify your contribution is in memory of josephine gay. donations have poured in from all over the globe after the school shooting. united way has collected more than $2.5 million for the official memorial fund. private fund-raisers have collected hundreds of thousands of dollars more to help pay for memorial services. the town has seen a steady scene extreme of toys and food donations. united way is asking people to stop sending toys and instead do charitable work or make a monetary donations. lowell melser is here on this windy day. >> the strongest wind gust was in frederick county, 51 miles an hour. 44 miles an hour at bwi. it has been a windy day. the good news is it is dying down. outside right now, it is very cold. we will have the insta-weath
contributions to make sure this never happens again. meanwhile, the shooting at sandy hook has raised questions about whether adequate mental health care is easily a sensible. access to mental health services is essential, but one expert says once a person gets too old for those services in school, he or she may slip through the cracks. >> there has been a reduction in the mental-health community. that whole system has become frayed and shredded over the years. there is no safety net in place. >> over the years, the profession has gotten better at diagnosing and prevention, but mental health issues are not always covered by health insurance. he adds that it often takes someone getting in trouble with the law for mental health services to become available. our report on mental health will be released to the legislature and the governor on december 31. we look good every angle of the gun control debate and the history of gun-control in this country and how the nra has supported politicians over the years in a special section of our web site -- wbaltv.com. >> before the -- on the morning of the sh
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